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Juliann Amundson (Kaleese)

May 10, 1932 - July 24, 2012

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Camp Koinonia, 43062 N. River Drive, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

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Juliann Amundson, 80, of Sweet Home passed away Tuesday. She was born in Brownsville to Adolph and Hazel (Conger) Kaleese.

She was raised in Brownsville. She married her one and only, and they moved to Sweet Home. Together they raised four children, but had many in their care.

Juliann was a stay at home mom. Always involved with extended family gatherings and activities. She was a member of Riverside Christian Church until poor health kept her home.

She was a Walmart enthusiast. She enjoyed reading and camping in earlier days with family and friends. She loved to water ski at Big Lake.

Juliann is survived by: her son, Gary (and his wife, Tammy) Amundson of Turner; daughters, Lona (and her husband, Bob) Ikola of Sweet Home and Leesa Johnson-Simpson of Albany; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews. She was lovingly called Granny or Aunt Julie by most who knew her.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Richard Amundson; daughter, Leann Roth; sisters, Adeline Watson and Lona Harrison; brother, Keith Kaleese; parents, Adolph and Hazel Kaleese; great granddaughter, KateLyne Dugan; son-in-law, Todd Simpson; and also many loved in-laws.

Viewing will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will take place at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012 at Riverside Christian Church. Final burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Camp Koinonia, 43062 N. River Drive, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

In the last few years, Granny has had wonderful hands caring for her. Thank you Chrissy, Leslie, Murphy, Jan, and Lona

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.